Akita – the Land of Poetry vol.7 『詩の国秋田第7号』(3)

  “Akita – the Land of Poetry “ vol.7  『詩の国秋田 第7号』(3) The yearly pamphlet Akita – the Land of Poetry Vol.7 ,  『詩の国秋田第7号』, features prize-winning haiku, honorably-mentioned haiku, and fine works in the 4th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest in 2015 . Here are haiku special on haiku written in English.   English Section(495句) 495 haiku were sent … Continue reading Akita – the Land of Poetry vol.7 『詩の国秋田第7号』(3)

Let haiku be on the UNESCO list! (37)

  Let haiku be on the UNESCO list!   Here is a photo of the sunrise in the eastern sky of  Sakurajima (Japanese: 桜島, lit. "Cherry Island"), an active composite volcano (stratovolcano) and a former island in Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan.        On November 27, 2015, Professor David McMurray at the International University … Continue reading Let haiku be on the UNESCO list! (37)

The Results of 4th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest : English Section (2)

  Results of 4th Japan -- Russia Haiku Contest  (2)   The Judging Committee for Haiku in English --Hidenori Hiruta (Akita Prefecture), Satoru Kanematsu (Aichi Prefecture), and David McMurray (Kagoshima Prefecture) -- are pleased to announce the following results of the 4th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest. In the opinion of the judges, 2014 and … Continue reading The Results of 4th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest : English Section (2)

The Results of 4th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest: English Section (1)

  Results of 4th Japan -- Russia Haiku Contest: English Section (1)   The Judging Committee for Haiku in English --Hidenori Hiruta (Akita Prefecture), Satoru Kanematsu (Aichi Prefecture), and David McMurray (Kagoshima Prefecture)-- is pleased to announce the following results from the 4th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest.   Akita International University President’s Award   … Continue reading The Results of 4th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest: English Section (1)

The R. H. Blyth Award 2013 to David McMurray in Kagoshima, Japan

  On January 19, I received an exciting e-mail from Dr. Angelee Deodhar, a haiku friend of mine in India.    Dear Hidenori Hiruta san,  Please do have a look at this site:  https://sites.google.com/site/worldhaikureview2/jan-2014-issue/blyth-award  With best wishes for 2014, angelee   The site says as follows. R H Blyth award January 2014 The R. H. … Continue reading The R. H. Blyth Award 2013 to David McMurray in Kagoshima, Japan

News from Asahi Haikuist Network / By David McMurray (3)

  Exciting news reached us in Akita! Mr. Satoru Kanematsu published a splendid haiku book on October 1. He is one of the veteran poets, who has contributed nice haiku to Asahi Haikuist Network by David McMurray. The news was sent on November 14, from Professor David McMurray at the International University of Kagoshima(鹿児島国際大学)as follows. … Continue reading News from Asahi Haikuist Network / By David McMurray (3)

News from Asahi Haikuist Network / By David McMurray (2)

    Yesterday, to my great delight, I received such a nice e-mail from Professor David McMurray at the International University of Kagoshima(鹿児島国際大学)as follows.   Dear Hidenori Hiruta Sensei, I hope your many readers around the world enjoy this first of 3 issues in November dedicated to haiku about wines. http://ajw.asahi.com/article/cool_japan/culture/AJ201311010050 The sketch includes wines … Continue reading News from Asahi Haikuist Network / By David McMurray (2)

News on The Second Japan-Russia Haiku Contest : Deadline is June 30

   On June 10, 2013, I had 12 English haiku submitted from haikuists(俳人) in Kagoshima Prefecture(鹿児島県). One of the haikuists says in her e-mail as follows.   Dear Mr. Hiruta I would appreciate very much if I could join the Japan Russia Haiku Contest, introduced by Professor McMurray on the Asahi Haiku Network. Please find … Continue reading News on The Second Japan-Russia Haiku Contest : Deadline is June 30

News from Asahi Haikuist Network : The Second Japan-Russia Haiku Contest

    On May 30, 2013, Professor David McMurray at the International University of Kagoshima(鹿児島国際大学)kindly sent an e-mail to me as follows. Dear Haiku Colleague Mr. Hidenori Hiruta, Please give my very best regards to readers of your website, and members of the Akita International Haiku Association. I trust they will be deeply moved by … Continue reading News from Asahi Haikuist Network : The Second Japan-Russia Haiku Contest